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September 17 · Issue #33 · View online
Middle East AI News is a weekly news digest covering artificial intelligence news from across the region.

Good morning,
Here’s your weekly Middle East AI News!
Lots of news to share this week! This week saw one of the most significant deals announced following the Abraham Accord, with Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) and Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science announced a preliminary R&D agreement for AI.
Meanwhile, as mentioned in last week’s newsletter, four startup investments by ADQ’s Alpha Wave Incubation (AWI) fund were revealed over the past few weeks. This week saw Indian ecommerce group EkAnek added to the list, while AI-powered edtech platform Cuemath is thought to be in talks to secure AWI funding for its new C series round (see story below).
And next month’s Global AI Summit, organised by the Saudi Data and AI Authority, or SDAIA, will be now be held virtually 21-22 October (not 6-8 October as previously announced). The event is being held under the theme of AI for the Good of Humanity.
Scroll down for these stories and more.
Have a great weekend!
/Carrington

Abraham Accord
MBZUAI signs first higher education co-operation plan between UAE and Israel MBZUAI signs first higher education co-operation plan between UAE and Israel
Abu Dhabi tech firm Group 42 to open office in Israel
Startup News
Falcon Edge to lead Cuemath’s $40 million Series C round
Rology raises $860,000 in pre-Series A
Doha-based sportstech startup launches AI-backed smart clothing
R&D
CIT Ministry, Alexandria University cooperate on applied research projects using technology
QU designs food, drug delivery and disinfection robot
AI Skills
Nine in 10 UAE firms working to build AI skills, Microsoft says
Healthcare
Dubai’s AI-powered centre screens over 1,500 people for residence visa purposes
Aviation
Etihad will use AI to reduce food waste on flights
Government
Egypt pens deals with international firms for AI projects
Drones
Dubai Police select Draganfly to pilot new drone initiatives
Drones could be used to light up dark accident sites in UAE
UAE's adoption of drones in agriculture makes it one of the firsts in the world
Events
Global AI Summit to be held 21-22 October Global AI Summit to be held 21-22 October
Artelligence Forum returns in new virtual format
SDAIA launches NEOM innovation challenge - Saudi Gazette
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